"Police, Public Schools, Medicare, Fire Departments, WIC, FDIC and the list goes on."
For those that oppose socialized program.
Next time you are a victim of crime: too bad
Next time your house catches fire: too bad
Next time your elderly relative needs medical treatment: too bad
Next time your bank goes bankrupts and takes the in your account: too bad
Next time you want to check out a book from the public library: too bad
Next time you want to educate your children: do it yourself or pay for it yourself
Next time you think democracy needs an educated populace: too bad because most people can't afford to pay for private schools or the time to teach.
Next time your parents who live on social security need their monthly income: too bad
My school is rather conservative (you can tell by looking, trust me), so when people like him speak there IS an audience. Here...you actually have to be self-aware when you talk to people because chances are, they're probably gonna get pissed when you rant about reforming health care or supporting pro-choice. Or anything that sounds remotely like gender-equality. Or fiscally liberal. Or pro-social welfare. Or gay rights. Or anti-Greek.
Actually, he sounded a lot like the new libertarianism. They're pretty much neocons that don't hate minorities, homosexuals, and drugs.
Taxes = theft! Charity can provide for the less fortunate! Any social assistance programs herald the rise of socialism! Any policy I disagree with leads to the death of democracy! etc etc.
I spent about 15 minutes railing at the guy before I hit post and found out comments were moderated. I got a feeling mine ain't gonna make it through. I wish people would warn of moderation in advance. :P
I forgot about that, particularly cos mine went through.
But they MAY allow yours to pass. I mean...it IS a University newspaper. They're probably going to assume you're a student...which could in theory open up a can of worms BUT HEY, I'm pretty sure there's an outsider audience. What'd you say, anyway?